Founding Assembly (June 29, 2017)

The welcome word was given by the Director of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, PhD. Tome Antičić, followed by the lectures of the members of our association on the themes of their expertise.

Major General Aviation (UM) Viktor Koprivnjak, “The Air Force of the Republic of Croatia”
mr. Sc. Frane Milos (Amphinicy d.o.o), “Satellite Communication”
prof. Dr. Sc. Bojan Jerbić (FSB), “Intelligent Machines”
Dr. Siniša Marijan (Končar Institute), “Built-in Computers & Examinations in Accredited Laboratories”
prof. Dr. Sc. Ivica Smojver (FSB), “The Potential of International Co-operation of the Republic of Croatia in Aviation”

An overview of the Association’s assignments was given by prof. Dr. Slobodan Danko Bosanac, “A3 – Activities Direction”

Brijuni Conference

We invite you all to the Brijuni Conference 2020 that will be held on April 22-24 2020 in the Brijuni National Park, Croatia. The Conference topic is “Deep Space Communication, Navigation and Propulsion” and for more details please visit our web page http://www.brijuni-conference.irb.hr/.

The focus is on scientific and technical aspects of deep space communication, navigation and propulsion, with the emphases on novel ideas. The conference is also a meeting place of science and technology and programmatic aspects might also be discussed. Ample afternoon time is meant for making contacts, discussing projects or arranging business. Poster sessions are organized reviewing R&D results or displaying products. The conference is targeting scientists and engineers in Space, companies that are developing cutting edge technology and importantly students and young scientists.

Slobodan Danko Bosanac
president
Adriatic Aerospace Association

Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX 2020

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to invite you to the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2020 to take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9 – 11 June 2020.

The Conference, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and hosted by IAF Member ROSCOSMOS, will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community ? engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policy makers. Following up on GLEX 2012 in Washington, D.C., United States and GLEX 2017 in Beijing, China, GLEX 2020 aims to examine the recent achievements and current challenges in space exploration, as well as providing a platform to encourage international cooperation and to promote space exploration on a global scale. GLEX 2020 will feature an Opening Event; several Plenary Events and Keynote Lectures; a Global Networking Forum (GNF) Programme and an attractive social and networking programme including a Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner.  GLEX 2020 will also feature a Technical Programme with Sessions in several parallel technical streams. The Call for Papers will be open until 3 January 2020. Please be sure to share this deadline with any colleagues who may be interested.

You are invited to submit abstracts online on the IAF Restricted Area www.iafastro.net on the following 12 topics:

  1. International Cooperation for Space Exploration
  2. Lunar Exploration
  3. Mars Exploration
  4. Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids
  5. Exploration of Other Destinations
  6. Space Transportation
  7. Key Technologies
  8. Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Human Missions
  9. Space Stations
  10. Space Resources
  11. Ground-Based Preparatory Activities
  12. Transcending Societal Issues for Space Exploration

If you would like to know more, please visit the official GLEX 2020 website: www.glex2020.org

As an IAF Member, you are encouraged to promote this exciting IAF conference within your community. Your support will help us creating a space-faring world cooperating for the benefit of humanity!

 Please find attached GLEX 2020 Banner, GLEX Venue photo and GLEX 2020 Logo for your use. You are invited to publicize the Global Space Exploration Conference #GLEX2020 within your community on social media, on your website and in your newsletters. We have created the following text you can employ:

Come to the Global Space Exploration Conference #GLEX2020 organized by the IAF to take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9 – 11 June 2020. Submit your abstract by 3 January 2020. Visit www.glex2020.org to find out more.

Let us know if there is something we can do to make it easier for you to share this.

Looking forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg at #GLEX2020!

12th European Space Conference

The 12th European Space Conference

Will be a defining event as it will serve to set the scene for the upcoming decade with regards not only to European space Policy it self, but also to many space-related issues, such as “new space”, industrial strategy, research & development, AI and quantum, digital security, and defence.

This next edition of our cycle of conferences will count on the presence of the new European decision makers who will be at the helm of this policy for at least the next mandate, and possibly longer. Key areas of interest and debate will be:

  • New framework for European space: launch services, future EU industrial policy
  • R&D and driving innovation, New Space, downstream industry
  • Space and the European Green Deal
  • European strategic autonomy, data security, Cloud and Cybersecurity
  • Space Traffic Management, SST/SSA
  • International cooperation in the space domain
  • Space and defence: new challenges, and the role of space in EU defence initiatives
  • 5G and challenges to telecommunication

More on: https://www.spaceconference.eu/index.html

Northwestern’s Polytechnic University prof. Yi Li visit to A3

Prof. dr. Yi Li from Department of Astronautics at the Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xian visited us 5-7 December. During the visit we discussed future collaboration in space research.

Prof. Li visited two institutions, our members. At the Ruđer Bošković Institute dr. Mile Ivanda showed prof. Li the research they do in the laboratory for Synthesis of New Materials. Director of the Institute dr. David Smith hosted prof.  Li when they presented the ongoing research at both institutions. Prof. Li also visited Algebra University College where he met the Dean prof. Mislav Balković and delivered in front of the packed audience lecture on NPU and the work in his Department. The visit by all accounts was very successful.

PERUN I – First Croatian Satellite

The first A3 project is construction, assembly and launching Croatian CubeSat 2U satellite with camera as the main payload. It was named after Perun, the god of thunder and lightning (the thunderbolt), the supreme deity in the pantheon of Slavic Gods, according to Slavic mythology. We took Perun as the name because the symbol of the God Perun is similar to our logo of the project.

PERUN project will be realized by a large number of young engineers and scientists led by experienced staff at universities and scientific institutions through project reviews and advice. Such engineers and scientists will not only learn the theory of space engineering but will get a welth of hands-on experience. Students who gain knowledge in aerospace often use it in other high technologies – biomedicine, mechanical engineering, software engineering…

The main misson is to take pictures from the Space at height of 550km. Taken images will be used for educational purposes and data will be avaliable for all institutions, universities and schools to learn how to use them. Also from this we want to initiate the first Croatian Space program.

Invest in our crowdfunding

Take part in the project by donating and that together we can reach the Space. Looking down from there on Earth you can say “I did it!”. Any small amount is welcome and shall make that vision come true. On our part we have highly skilled engineers and very enthusiastic young people and on your part means of acquiring technology that we still have to master. We call it science/technology and investemnet sinergy.

The Croatian satellite

To watch Croatia from Space one needs camera, source of energy, remote communication and very importantly control of camera orientation. It looks simple but all these is test of Croatian knowhow in high tech for the Space environment. Yes, and perservirance of young people to learn about what lies ahead in their lives, Space era. This project shall make us the member of the World Space Club.

Sponsors: Algebra d.o.o., Geolux d.o.o., Ruđer Bošković Institute, Digital Talents d.o.o., IJEX GmbH, Scam marine d.o.o., Internal d.o.o., ATIR d.o.o.

For more information visit Perun I webpage.

A3 welcomes a new member – Institute Oikon from Zagreb

Oikon Ltd. – Institute of Applied Ecology has developed in last 21 years into a leading licensed and accredited consulting company / research institute in the field of applied ecology in Croatia and the region.

Oikon’s specialties are nature and environment protection, natural resource management, landscape ecology, industrial ecology, environmental modeling, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, project management, remote sensing and geographic information systems.

“I am very pleased that Oikon has joined our association. I am convinced that with their hard work and experience they will be able to contribute creatively to A3’s activities,” said our president Slobodan Danko Bosanac.

Dalibor Hatić, director of Oikon, agrees with him by adding: “It is with great excitement and joy that we have joined the Adriatic Aerospace Association in their efforts to achieve the set goals of expanding human presence in space. In our work we will concentrate on topics related to life sciences and geoinformatics, as well as the meaningful use of collected data to improve the life on Earth. For the past 21 years, we have focused on protecting nature and the environment, as well as the responsible and sustainable management of natural resources on, for now still the only and for the mankind perfect spaceship – our planet Earth! We hope that the man-built structures that will eventually move in space will, with our help, be as close as possible to our natural environment. ”